Therapists in Kitsap County, WA

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Photo of Patricia Garcia Mulligan, Counselor in Kitsap County, WA
Patricia Garcia Mulligan
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bremerton, WA 98310
Waitlist for new clients
I can help you build healthy relationships, heal trauma, cope with life stress and worry, healthy parenting, identity exploration and coming out, and gender transition. I value direct communication, as well as humor, to build trust in the therapy relationship. I look forward to talking to you to see if we might be a good fit.
I can help you build healthy relationships, heal trauma, cope with life stress and worry, healthy parenting, identity exploration and coming out, and gender transition. I value direct communication, as well as humor, to build trust in the therapy relationship. I look forward to talking to you to see if we might be a good fit.
(360) 443-5392 View (360) 443-5392
Photo of Kiersten Johnson-Therapy with Kiersten, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kitsap County, WA
Kiersten Johnson-Therapy with Kiersten
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Waitlist for new clients
My passion is working with adults, children, teens, and families who are struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression. I will help you gain coping skills, confidence, and hope through compassionate, strength-based practice in our work together. I am a couples and family therapist and a former special education teacher with extensive experience working with individuals, parents, families, and children of all ages.
My passion is working with adults, children, teens, and families who are struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression. I will help you gain coping skills, confidence, and hope through compassionate, strength-based practice in our work together. I am a couples and family therapist and a former special education teacher with extensive experience working with individuals, parents, families, and children of all ages.
(206) 590-5116 View (206) 590-5116
Photo of Nani Baran Psychotherapy, Counselor in Kitsap County, WA
Nani Baran Psychotherapy
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Not accepting new clients
I currently have limited availability. Why get therapy? It's hard work and involves change. But for most people, it's worth it. Therapy is taking care of and investing in yourself. It means you are ready to look at the parts of your life that are not working well-the parts that are hurt, broken or in pain. As your therapist, I will listen with empathy and compassion. Together, we will establish goals and focus on what might make your life better by helping you build resilience and develop coping skills. Through this work, you can learn to be in healthy relationships with others and ultimately with yourself.
I currently have limited availability. Why get therapy? It's hard work and involves change. But for most people, it's worth it. Therapy is taking care of and investing in yourself. It means you are ready to look at the parts of your life that are not working well-the parts that are hurt, broken or in pain. As your therapist, I will listen with empathy and compassion. Together, we will establish goals and focus on what might make your life better by helping you build resilience and develop coping skills. Through this work, you can learn to be in healthy relationships with others and ultimately with yourself.
(206) 538-2866 View (206) 538-2866
Photo of Stephen Rowley, Counselor in Kitsap County, WA
Stephen Rowley
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110  (Online Only)
I am currently taking new clients on a limited basis. I work with teens and adult individuals. I specialize in trauma, which underlies many psycho-emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. However, I am chiefly interested in working with people experiencing important life transitions and challenges, especially when they feel stuck, confused, or lost. I am available for a short, no-cost phone interview to answer your questions about my practice.
I am currently taking new clients on a limited basis. I work with teens and adult individuals. I specialize in trauma, which underlies many psycho-emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. However, I am chiefly interested in working with people experiencing important life transitions and challenges, especially when they feel stuck, confused, or lost. I am available for a short, no-cost phone interview to answer your questions about my practice.
(206) 312-3187 View (206) 312-3187
Photo of Carrie Stansell Paterson, Counselor in Kitsap County, WA
Carrie Stansell Paterson
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
I offer holistic client-centered psychotherapy to individuals and couples with: Conflict in relationships, feelings of disconnection, social anxiety, depression, low-self-esteem, lack of motivation or satisfaction, postpartum depression and anxiety, excessive worry, generalized anxiety, memory loss, cognitive impairment, dementia, difficult life transitions, grief and loss, chronic medical conditions and pain, substance and behavioral addictions, unwanted habits, and caregiver stress and burnout. I have a passion for social justice, equality and offer affirmative psychotherapy for those identifying within the LGBTQIA community.
I offer holistic client-centered psychotherapy to individuals and couples with: Conflict in relationships, feelings of disconnection, social anxiety, depression, low-self-esteem, lack of motivation or satisfaction, postpartum depression and anxiety, excessive worry, generalized anxiety, memory loss, cognitive impairment, dementia, difficult life transitions, grief and loss, chronic medical conditions and pain, substance and behavioral addictions, unwanted habits, and caregiver stress and burnout. I have a passion for social justice, equality and offer affirmative psychotherapy for those identifying within the LGBTQIA community.
(206) 279-1063 View (206) 279-1063
Photo of Jean Tzou, Psychologist in Kitsap County, WA
Jean Tzou
Psychologist, PhD, LCP, APIT
Verified Verified
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110  (Online Only)
As a generalist, I work with individuals with a wide range of concerns from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar, and addiction, to life problems in relationships, trauma, grief, loneliness, anger management, stress and career choices, etc... Clients get results with me because my approach is practical, creative, and empowering, and I work hard to help clients gain new tools to overcome their challenges. I am a licensed psychologist with over a decade of experience providing individual, couples, group counseling, psychological evaluations, and teaching/training in university settings. My style of therapy is warm, genuine, attentive, and sensitive to clients' unique needs.
As a generalist, I work with individuals with a wide range of concerns from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar, and addiction, to life problems in relationships, trauma, grief, loneliness, anger management, stress and career choices, etc... Clients get results with me because my approach is practical, creative, and empowering, and I work hard to help clients gain new tools to overcome their challenges. I am a licensed psychologist with over a decade of experience providing individual, couples, group counseling, psychological evaluations, and teaching/training in university settings. My style of therapy is warm, genuine, attentive, and sensitive to clients' unique needs.
(312) 698-3095 View (312) 698-3095
Photo of Janis Medow, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kitsap County, WA
Janis Medow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Janis , Medow, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Not accepting new clients
I provide holistic counseling and psychotherapy for couples, adults, and families. My areas of focus include relationship issues, life transitions, gender and sexuality, conscious (positive) aging, living with mental and physical illness, trauma, grief and loss. Drawing on over 40 years in mental health and medical social work, I offer clients support and guidance dealing with the challenges and opportunities of life.
I provide holistic counseling and psychotherapy for couples, adults, and families. My areas of focus include relationship issues, life transitions, gender and sexuality, conscious (positive) aging, living with mental and physical illness, trauma, grief and loss. Drawing on over 40 years in mental health and medical social work, I offer clients support and guidance dealing with the challenges and opportunities of life.
(360) 633-4366 View (360) 633-4366
Photo of Rachel Seifert - Olympic Counseling Services, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kitsap County, WA
Rachel Seifert - Olympic Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, C-CBT, C-DBT, CMHS
Verified Verified
Bremerton, WA 98310  (Online Only)
Hello! I am Rachel, an individual and family therapist and licensed independent clinical social worker. I work with teens and adults, offering both individual and family therapy. I specialize in working with clients who have anxiety, panic attacks, ADHD, autism, and depression. I also support clients experiencing phobias, OCD, grief/loss, and trauma. I partner with clients seeking to strengthen their stress/coping skills, relationships, communication skills, boundaries/self-care, and esteem/self-acceptance. I welcome LGBTQ+ identifying clients. I have taught meditation for 30 years, for those who would like to learn in-session.
Hello! I am Rachel, an individual and family therapist and licensed independent clinical social worker. I work with teens and adults, offering both individual and family therapy. I specialize in working with clients who have anxiety, panic attacks, ADHD, autism, and depression. I also support clients experiencing phobias, OCD, grief/loss, and trauma. I partner with clients seeking to strengthen their stress/coping skills, relationships, communication skills, boundaries/self-care, and esteem/self-acceptance. I welcome LGBTQ+ identifying clients. I have taught meditation for 30 years, for those who would like to learn in-session.
(360) 813-6500 View (360) 813-6500
Photo of Jesse Spivack, Counselor in Kitsap County, WA
Jesse Spivack
Counselor, MS, CN, LMHC
Verified Verified
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Hi there, currently I'm not taking any new clients until fall 2024. I'm a good fit for clients who want to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and seek to take personal responsibility around how they show up in their life and relationships. Doing inner transformational work can feel messy and unpleasant at times, and I will do my best to support you with respect and honesty in this process. We can explore your past and present experiences at a pace that works for you so that you can build clarity and resilience. If you'd like to send me a message, please also include your insurance and schedule availability.
Hi there, currently I'm not taking any new clients until fall 2024. I'm a good fit for clients who want to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and seek to take personal responsibility around how they show up in their life and relationships. Doing inner transformational work can feel messy and unpleasant at times, and I will do my best to support you with respect and honesty in this process. We can explore your past and present experiences at a pace that works for you so that you can build clarity and resilience. If you'd like to send me a message, please also include your insurance and schedule availability.
(206) 258-7135 View (206) 258-7135
Photo of Paige Boren, Counselor in Kitsap County, WA
Paige Boren
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My professional orientation is very eclectic. I combine a Jungian philosophy with CBT and DBT interventions with a client centered approach that involves a caring and insightful focus on self, others and community. My intention is to collaborate fully with each individual and to assist him or her in changing the trajectory of his or her life in a positive way. I view self discovery as an essential part of our unfolding experience together and value our time together. To become an agent of change in one's own life takes tremendous courage and strength; I can help facilitate this.
My professional orientation is very eclectic. I combine a Jungian philosophy with CBT and DBT interventions with a client centered approach that involves a caring and insightful focus on self, others and community. My intention is to collaborate fully with each individual and to assist him or her in changing the trajectory of his or her life in a positive way. I view self discovery as an essential part of our unfolding experience together and value our time together. To become an agent of change in one's own life takes tremendous courage and strength; I can help facilitate this.
(206) 966-4380 View (206) 966-4380
Photo of Patrick Graves, Counselor in Kitsap County, WA
Patrick Graves
Counselor, BS, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Orchard, WA 98366
18 Mar 24- Taking new clients-Poulsbo or Port Orchard. Couples, Adults, Men, Women, or teens. Humanistic, client-centered, flexible, solution & a strengths based approach. Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationships, Addictions, Men's issues - change YOU want is my priority. When people feel respected and encouraged, they can grow in confidence and effectiveness. Our work will be tailored for meaningful, enduring change in any circumstance. Using CBT, REBT, acceptance (ACT) plus a combination of contemporary, innovative modalities to build resilience and courage to face change. Christian counseling available. LGBTQ friendly.
18 Mar 24- Taking new clients-Poulsbo or Port Orchard. Couples, Adults, Men, Women, or teens. Humanistic, client-centered, flexible, solution & a strengths based approach. Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationships, Addictions, Men's issues - change YOU want is my priority. When people feel respected and encouraged, they can grow in confidence and effectiveness. Our work will be tailored for meaningful, enduring change in any circumstance. Using CBT, REBT, acceptance (ACT) plus a combination of contemporary, innovative modalities to build resilience and courage to face change. Christian counseling available. LGBTQ friendly.
(360) 732-8967 View (360) 732-8967
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Kristin Cronin Boone
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kristin Cronin Boone LMFT works with Individuals, Couples, Parents, and Families through the framework of the nervous system to help them understand the underlying systems in their relationships and how to better communicate and connect with each other. ​
Kristin Cronin Boone LMFT works with Individuals, Couples, Parents, and Families through the framework of the nervous system to help them understand the underlying systems in their relationships and how to better communicate and connect with each other. ​
(206) 565-0461 View (206) 565-0461
Photo of Northwest Therapy Group, PLLC - Maxie Pape, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kitsap County, WA
Northwest Therapy Group, PLLC - Maxie Pape
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Welcome, I am glad you made it! My name is Maxie. I am a clinician inside of Northwest Therapy Group. I have found a love of working alongside individuals who find themselves struggling with finding purpose and identity. Whether you are a new parent working your way back to yourself (or your partner), a teen struggling with depression, anxiety, or finding your sense of self, or maybe you're someone who struggles with grief and loss, I am ready to walk with you through it.
Welcome, I am glad you made it! My name is Maxie. I am a clinician inside of Northwest Therapy Group. I have found a love of working alongside individuals who find themselves struggling with finding purpose and identity. Whether you are a new parent working your way back to yourself (or your partner), a teen struggling with depression, anxiety, or finding your sense of self, or maybe you're someone who struggles with grief and loss, I am ready to walk with you through it.
(253) 243-2733 View (253) 243-2733
Photo of Bill Reddy, Counselor in Kitsap County, WA
Bill Reddy
Counselor, MCIOB, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with career professionals, adults, couples and teenagers who are experiencing difficulty in the office, at home or at school. I work with clients whose life experience is impacted by: trauma, relationships issues, midlife, leaving home, relocating, job loss, grief, anxiety, depression, culture shock or other significant life events including simply feeling stuck or at a loss. I bring over 30 years of professional and personal development to my work with individuals, families, adolescents, and couples. I hold a safe, secure, non-judgmental space in which to explore emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and feelings.
I work with career professionals, adults, couples and teenagers who are experiencing difficulty in the office, at home or at school. I work with clients whose life experience is impacted by: trauma, relationships issues, midlife, leaving home, relocating, job loss, grief, anxiety, depression, culture shock or other significant life events including simply feeling stuck or at a loss. I bring over 30 years of professional and personal development to my work with individuals, families, adolescents, and couples. I hold a safe, secure, non-judgmental space in which to explore emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and feelings.
(206) 823-1241 View (206) 823-1241
Photo of Tyler McFarland, Counselor in Kitsap County, WA
Tyler McFarland
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bremerton, WA 98311  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you are struggling with anxiety or having behavioral problems I am here to help. My goal as a therapist is to provide my clients with opportunities for learning and growth in order to help them discover at their core the things that are holding them back from truly becoming who they want to be. Please fill out the form on my website here: neuroconnectamh.com/contact/
Whether you are struggling with anxiety or having behavioral problems I am here to help. My goal as a therapist is to provide my clients with opportunities for learning and growth in order to help them discover at their core the things that are holding them back from truly becoming who they want to be. Please fill out the form on my website here: neuroconnectamh.com/contact/
Photo of Sarah Valrejean, Mental Health Counselor in Kitsap County, WA
Sarah Valrejean
Mental Health Counselor, MA , LMHC
Verified Verified
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Hi I am Sarah and I am accepting new clients. Relationships are hard. At times they are confusing and painful. We want to love and be loved. Yet there are often patterns that stop us from living in healthy, loving, supportive relationship. If we have trauma in our lives, we can wonder if we will ever find healthy relationship and if we did, how would we know. There is bravery and courage in seeking a therapist to help in this work. I am honored that you are here. I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families to heal, rebuild trust and cultivate healthy relationships.
Hi I am Sarah and I am accepting new clients. Relationships are hard. At times they are confusing and painful. We want to love and be loved. Yet there are often patterns that stop us from living in healthy, loving, supportive relationship. If we have trauma in our lives, we can wonder if we will ever find healthy relationship and if we did, how would we know. There is bravery and courage in seeking a therapist to help in this work. I am honored that you are here. I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families to heal, rebuild trust and cultivate healthy relationships.
(206) 485-4836 View (206) 485-4836
Photo of Jennifer Manlowe - N. W. Family Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kitsap County, WA
Jennifer Manlowe - N. W. Family Psychology
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified Verified
Jennifer has a clinical degree in Couples and Family Therapy, a Bachelor’s in Behavioral Psychology, a Master’s in Divinity, and a Doctorate in Psychology and Religion (East-West Philosophy) with an emphasis on culture and wellness. The first half of her adult life was spent on the East Coast studying, researching, teaching and writing books. In the second half, she’s been devoted to her family and growing as a therapist while living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, her original home. Jennifer believes good relationships support great lives.
Jennifer has a clinical degree in Couples and Family Therapy, a Bachelor’s in Behavioral Psychology, a Master’s in Divinity, and a Doctorate in Psychology and Religion (East-West Philosophy) with an emphasis on culture and wellness. The first half of her adult life was spent on the East Coast studying, researching, teaching and writing books. In the second half, she’s been devoted to her family and growing as a therapist while living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, her original home. Jennifer believes good relationships support great lives.
(206) 752-3673 View (206) 752-3673
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Selina M Ayres
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, SUDP, LGBTQIA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for visiting my page. I offer 30 years of experience working with marginalized populations in various capacities. My own life experiences have prepared me to walk with others through challenging life obstacles. Simple strategies that I find helpful are creating a self-care plan and making more connections through this journey. It is in these connections we gain resilience and start the healing process. I have learned over time that when I cannot change life’s circumstances then I might need to change my approach or perspective. Please feel free to reach out if you have more questions about me.
Thank you for visiting my page. I offer 30 years of experience working with marginalized populations in various capacities. My own life experiences have prepared me to walk with others through challenging life obstacles. Simple strategies that I find helpful are creating a self-care plan and making more connections through this journey. It is in these connections we gain resilience and start the healing process. I have learned over time that when I cannot change life’s circumstances then I might need to change my approach or perspective. Please feel free to reach out if you have more questions about me.
(206) 590-7102 View (206) 590-7102
Photo of Susan Sweetwater, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kitsap County, WA
Susan Sweetwater
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BFA, LICSW
Verified Verified
Silverdale, WA 98383
I offer compassion-based therapy which focuses on what's right and good in you. I team with clients to create a mutual, shared space of compassion, caring and healing. In this space, problems are explored together, losses and hurts are held together. Where there is trauma, it is transformed through body-based somatic therapy and EMDR. I bring a wide array of therapeutic techniques, from ancient wisdom traditions to cutting edge neurobiology, to support your healing and provide practical skills for reaching your goals. Whatever difficulties you face - healing is the rule, not the exception. Private Pay; $160 (some sliding scale)
I offer compassion-based therapy which focuses on what's right and good in you. I team with clients to create a mutual, shared space of compassion, caring and healing. In this space, problems are explored together, losses and hurts are held together. Where there is trauma, it is transformed through body-based somatic therapy and EMDR. I bring a wide array of therapeutic techniques, from ancient wisdom traditions to cutting edge neurobiology, to support your healing and provide practical skills for reaching your goals. Whatever difficulties you face - healing is the rule, not the exception. Private Pay; $160 (some sliding scale)
(360) 529-4842 View (360) 529-4842
Photo of Jenny Wilson Counseling, Counselor in Kitsap County, WA
Jenny Wilson Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC, SUDP, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Human beings are born with a desire to be seen, cherished, nurtured, witnessed, engaged, and comforted. People crave connection with one another, relationships fall short, hearts get broken, and our most genuine selves are buried beneath layers meant to defend against further wounding. My passion is helping people find healing and joy after surviving significant disappointment and trauma. I offer clients an invitation to grieve and to challenge defense mechanisms that undermine healthy relationship to self and others. I provide a safe and calm space in which therapeutic integration leads to wholeness and health.
Human beings are born with a desire to be seen, cherished, nurtured, witnessed, engaged, and comforted. People crave connection with one another, relationships fall short, hearts get broken, and our most genuine selves are buried beneath layers meant to defend against further wounding. My passion is helping people find healing and joy after surviving significant disappointment and trauma. I offer clients an invitation to grieve and to challenge defense mechanisms that undermine healthy relationship to self and others. I provide a safe and calm space in which therapeutic integration leads to wholeness and health.
(206) 207-1330 View (206) 207-1330

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Number of Therapists in Kitsap County, WA

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Kitsap County, WA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
68% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Premera
57% Regence
56% Aetna

How Therapists in Kitsap County, WA see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kitsap County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.